NFPA Webinar: Strategically Protecting Privilege Materials: Proactive steps, Discovery Responses and Traps for the Unwary - April 5, 2016

About the Webinar

The costs and time associated with protecting privileged material among the tide of rapidly expanding data is a well-documented challenge that continues to develop.  While much of that development focuses on mining the data for privileged material, this program steps back to examine the fundamental legal considerations that must be considered as the starting point of protecting privilege through an information governance program or in ediscovery.

Adhering to the maxim of “garbage in, garbage out,” the program will begin by addressing the business purpose of privilege to an organizational client, such as a corporation.  We will then examine the manner in which privileged communications arise within such an organization, including best practices to protect privileged communications, and associated strategic considerations.  Finally, we will highlight some traps for the unwary that arise during ediscovery, particularly in connection with Federal Rule of Evidence 502.

Throughout these topics, we will discuss the costs and benefits associated with both the creation and defense of privileged material, with an emphasis on the important role that paralegals play in enhancing the benefits of privileged material while converting costs into meaningful business investments.

Start Time 1 PM Eastern / Noon Central / 11 AM Mountain / 10 AM Pacific
Presented using GoToWebinar
NFPA Approved for 1 hour Ethics CLE
Texas Board of Legal Specialization approved for 1 hour of credit in Civil Trial Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, and Personal Injury Trial Law
Member Cost $25 / Non-Member $50

About the Speaker

Jeffrey Schomig, Esq. is an attorney with Wilmer Hale.  His practice includes representing clients in government regulatory and criminal investigations and in civil litigation. His practice also focuses on advising clients and other attorneys concerning attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine issues in a range of contexts, including the formation of joint defense relationships and non-waiver agreements. His decade-and-a-half of focus on legal privileges has allowed him to gain unique perspective on this area of law.

Mr. Schomig is a frequent instructor at CLE courses and an author on privilege topics. His articles have been published by Bloomberg Law Reports, Bloomberg BNA, Antitrust Report, Corporate Counsel and the Association of Corporate Counsel’s The Docket.

Jeffrey received his JD, from the University of Richmond, where he was Lead Articles Editor, Richmond Journal of Law and The Public Interest.  He received a BA from American University in 1992.

Cancellation and refunds:

Cancellations may be made up to 24 hours before the webinar with a full refund minus a $5 administrative fee. Within 24 hours of the webinar start, cancellations receive no refunds.

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modified 3/24/2016

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